Hi everyone. Good weekend?
A few weeks back I came across this blog post about the PinAddicts challenge, and I thought “Fantastic! I’m not the only one out there who bookmarks dozens of cool craft projects and never realizes any of them!” So I signed up on the spot.
The basic idea is super simple, although I’m not all that clear on the ins and outs of the blogging part of it. You just pick one thing that you’ve pinned, every month, and make it. Then I think you blog about it and link to the original post. Which is what I’m doing now! I’d already made my geometric shape garland when I moved in, but it was about time to cross something else off the list.
You guys all know that my semester-here, semester-there situation doesn’t really allow for a stockpile of crafty supplies; and my current kitchen facilities won’t accommodate any grand adventures in gastronomy, either; so I stuck to paper crafts, especially ones I can make with my one copy of Le Monde newspaper :)
I made this striped heart garland entirely out of newspaper to begin with, but, being double-sided, that didn’t exactly show off the two-toned nature of the design. So, when I toddled off to the market on Saturday and the marchand wrapped up my half-cake of camembert in a pretty wrapper that was plain white on one side and pink-checked on the other, I made some adjustments to the original. Now I have a pink love-heart garland that’s cheesy in every sense of the word! Boom boom.
The garland is super easy: I’m not sure if it can technically be called origami because you have to cut your paper square in half before you start, but it’s very simple paper-folding, anyway. I finished mine in about half an hour.
I think I would like to learn to make paper cranes, and make a mobile out of them or something. I heard someone (was it you, Sarah?) mention a friend who hung a whole bunch of paper cranes from the ceiling of her room at uni; and I can’t resist a good copycatting opportunity, especially if it involves paper crafts.
So that’s what I’ve been up to of late, apart from daydreaming, watching Gossip Girl (I know…) and, ahem, studying. If you’re on Pinterest, or are thinking of joining, you can follow me or any of my boards (crafts, recipes, home decor, party ideas, style and giftwrap) if you want to keep up with my latest ‘must-bookmarks’. And you can even get involved in the challenge by signing up on the original post page and giving your Pinterest username. As I said, I’m not exactly sure how the linkup works, but I’ll let you know next month if I figure it out. Til then!
P.S. I took a couple of pictures of my room while I was photographing my crafty exploits. They’re nothing special, just some snapshots, but this wee room doesn’t leave much space for artsiness :P